Bally Sports North Coverage Plans for 16th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota

In conjunction with the Minnesota Wild, Bally Sports North announced plans for Hockey Day Minnesota (HDM), presented by UnitedHealthcare, which will take place on Saturday, January 22, starting at 9:00 am

Highlighted by more than 14 hours of continuous hockey programming, the network will broadcast a variety of Hockey Day content, televise two high school games, one collegiate game, as well as the Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks match-up from Xcel Energy Center during primetime. The day will conclude with the debut of Becoming Wild: Winter Classic.

Hockey Day Minnesota programming will be anchored from a Hockey Day set located at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, Minn. Throughout the afternoon, the Bally Sports North team will introduce viewers to numerous special features and reports from across the State of Hockey.

Bally Sports North will have an entire team of on-air talent reporting throughout the day, including Ryan Carter, Ben Clymer, Marney Gellner, Kevin Gorg, Anthony LaPanta, Audra Martin, Gigi Marvin, Conner Onion, Mark Parrish, Katie Storm, and Wes Walz.

Viewers may also recognize a familiar face when Minnesota-born Jamie Hersch hosts the Hockey Day set in Mankato. Hersch currently hosts NHL Network’s “On The Fly.”

Broadcast Schedule:

9:00 am Hockey Day Minnesota – Live

9:30 am Girls High School Hockey: Andover Vs. Edina

11:30 am Hockey Day Minnesota – Live

1:00 pm Boys High School Hockey: East Grand Forks Vs. Prior Lake

3:00 pm Hockey Day Minnesota – Live

4:30 pm CCHA Hockey: St. Thomas Vs. Minnesota State

7:00 pm Minnesota Hockey Day – Live

8:00 pm Blackhawks @ Minnesota

10:30 pm Wild Live Postgame

11:00 pm Becoming Wild: Winter Classic

Special Features:

• Anthony Ford Story

Anthony Ford’s dream was to “Become the next Great One.” Anthony passed away in 2006 at just nine years of age. A year later, the Mankato area started the “Anthony Ford Fund,” Its goal is to provide affordable hockey to help grow the culture in the Mankato Area.

• Sights and Sounds pieces from earlier in the Week of happening at Mankato

A feature on the Wednesday night girls ‘game and a feature on the Friday night boys’ game.

• Gigi Marvin Interview with Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein

Gold Medalist Gigi Marvin sits down with former Team USA members and Minnesota Natives Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein.

• Hockey is for me-player-Tanner Hill

Tanner Hill was introduced to Hockey through the Minnesota Wild’s “Hockey is for Me” program. He’s continuing with a sport he’s grown to love.

• Shannon O’Hara Foundation

Rochester native Shannon O’Hara was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 12. She passed away nine months later (in 2012). Shannon loved hockey. She lived her life with a positive attitude and focused on being a good friend and teammate. This foundation was started to carry on her legacy.

• From Sweaters to Stripes

Ryan Carter sits down with the 3 Glassier brothers from Hutchinson to talk about continuing with the sport they love by being referees.

• Minnesota Hockey Essays

We will air essays from the three finalists in the Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest and announce the winner. This year’s topic is: Everyone should play Hockey in Minnesota because.

Other:

The hockey community is encouraged to join the HDM celebrations by using # HDM2022 – select text and photo content may be incorporated into the broadcast throughout the day.

  • Single-day and three-day ticket packages for Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 are on sale now at wild.com/HockeyDay or available for purchase on-site at Blakeslee Stadium.
  • For every goal scored on Minnesota Hockey Day, UnitedHealthcare will donate 1,000 meals to Second Harvest Heartland.
  • Hockey Day Minnesota History Infographic: Attached

The signature event will be televised regionally on Bally Sports North and via the Bally Sports app. Channel availability: www.ballysports.com/north

Hockey Day Minnesota programming will air on Bally Sports North and stream live on the Bally Sports app and ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-TV service. The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, Samsung and LG platforms, and Xbox One. Fans can also download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Storeand Windows App Store

Hockey Day Minnesota was originated in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate the game that has made Minnesota the State of Hockey. It is produced in partnership with Bally Sports North, Minnesota Hockey, and the respective local community that hosts each year. Previous locations include Baudette Bay (2007, 2008), Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014), Saint Paul (2015), Duluth, (2016) Stillwater, (2017) St. Cloud, (2018) Bemidji, (2019) Minneapolis, (2020) and John Rose Oval, (2021). For more information, visit the Minnesota Hockey Day page.

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